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  1. mrstealthusmc

    mrstealthusmc Well-Known Member
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    i have had to sbf my phone at least 6 times today due to some bootloping and other stupid issues with GB. just curious though, can i actually do damage to the phone/s memory or whatever by doing it too much??
     

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    Consider the phone being like a computer. Does it harm your computer to reinstall too many times (aside from obvious strain on the hardware)?
     
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    The only thing you can harm is the flash memory, which has a limited number of writes/rewrites.

    Given that the system partitions and such are mostly read-access, you'd have to SBF, oh, maybe two to three ... hundred thousand times to harm them. ;)
     
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    Never can sbf enough!
     
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    +1;)
     
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    alright then, no worries here. ive probably only done it a total of 10-15 times....still have a few hundred thousand left!!!
     
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    I've sbf'd a good 18-20 times with no ill effects
    so sbf to your hearts desire
     
  9. mrstealthusmc

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    luckily it only takes about 8 minutes to do a full sbf so its not that much of a hassle...
     
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    Just think about it like having sex... sure you cause a little wear and tear to both parts involved in sexual intercourse... but is it worth it?
     
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    Oh you nasty ass! I was thinking more along the lines of it's like asking if you will go blind or how many kittens will die when you....
     
  12. mrstealthusmc

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    now thats funny...surprisingly, it makes total sense
     
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    At least you don't get STDs from SBFs.
     
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    No, our phones don't yet but you just wait. A virus will be imminent:D!
     
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    have i been using that "bump" app wrong?
     

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